• Bygone Biking

    In the bygone days of biking my recollection is that there were only two types of bikes: Bikes and 10-Speeds.  Maybe I was too young or stupid to know, but in my world there really wasn’t such a thing as road bike, city bike, trail bike, mountain bike, etc. bikes; there were just bikes.  Road, city, trail, mountain, etc. were places you rode your bike.  If you had a bike you rode it where you rode it and if you…Continue Reading

  • Progress

    If you’ve been hiking or biking for long you’ve experienced what I refer to as progress.  Trails can either evolve spontaneously or can be planned and developed.  What I refer to as progress happens when the best of the spontaneously evolved trails are sent to committee, so to speak, and developed.  Often this involves consensus groups which usually means a dumbing down or reduction in fun.  It means that the giant mud hole that you found fun will be filled…Continue Reading

  • Nooksack Loop Trail – 1st Loop

    Pro: Lots of gravel/dirt in an urban area. Con: Marietta section is creepy on anything less than a bright sunny afternoon. I bet most of you have never heard of the Nooksack Loop Trail (NLT).  And if you haven’t, it is likely because it doesn’t really exist yet, at least not in it’s entirety or anywhere even approaching entirety or anywhere that someone might mistake it for a loop trail. The Nooksack Loop Trail is by no means a new…Continue Reading